Hi Quilting Friends,
Wow! Another year has come and gone, and I’m SO excited to share our new 2019 BOM program with you. This year we will be featuring elephants, celebrating every month of the year. Read about our 2019 BOM program on the Sneak Peek blog post. We have a FaceBook group for our BOM participants, and we’d love to have you join us!
Here’s our elephant version of the New Year’s Baby! Isn’t he dashing in his top hat and sash?
As I was contemplating what I would write about today, I wondered how the New Year’s baby image got started. After a bit of research, I learned that this idea actually began in ancient Greece in about the year 600! It was customary to display an infant in a basket for the turn of the calendar, honoring Dionysus the God of Wine. It wasn’t until the 1907, after the Saturday Evening Post began publishing humorous illustrations of babies on the cover of their year-end editions that the actual Baby New Year image became popular with his top hat and sash. Who knew?
I wanted our dapper baby elephant to look like he is at a New Year’s celebration and so I used this wonderful confetti-looking fabric for his background. What fun!
The pattern is available to purchase for only $3.50 USD, now that the free download period has expired. Just click the picture of the elephant and follow the instructions.
We’re offering an email reminder subscription this year, if you’d like some help remembering when to visit the blog during the free pattern download period. You can purchase the subscription by clicking the link below:
2019 Block of the Month Email Reminder Subscription
Subscribers will receive an email reminder with a link to the next pattern on the last day of each month.
If you are a HUGE elephant fan, then you might not want to wait for the new block release each month. Purchase the pattern here, and then you can make an elephant-astic quilting project for the New Year.
Elephants All Year Quilt Pattern
The pattern packet includes the applique layout templates and pattern pieces for all twelve elephants, along with instructions for the pretty pieced sashing. Finished Size: 28½ ” by 37¼ ”
Wishing you and yours the happiest of New Years! Thank you for visiting our blog and happy quilting!